AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) is a new course under development that seeks to broaden participation in computing and computer science. Development is being led by a team of computer science educators organized by the College Board and the National Science Foundation. Pilots are ongoing at the high school and college levels. For more details review the following:
- Abstract of the AP CSP Curriculum
- AP Computer Science Principles framework
- Update from the AP College Board
- New: Assessment slide show from the AP College Board
- The College Board endorses programs designed and piloted with NSF support; teachers will be able to utilize programs such as these to implement the new AP Computer Science Principles course (June 2015):
NOTE: Several courses have been developed and pilot tested that incorporate the College Board’s AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework. A summary can be found at: CSP Courses. High School teachers in the IDoCode program are being prepared to use the Mobile CSP curriculum.
Topics include: Abstraction, Algorithms, Creativity, Data, Impact, Internet and Programming. Explore the current content materials at CS10k Community Computer Science Principles.
More details on the Phase II development can be found at: CS Principles website